It's been YEARS since I've been on the NTW community, but I'm back now, looking for information and inspiration as I embark on writing my first professional stage play. I haven't written a play since 2005 when I wrote a one-act piece for Bridgend County Youth Theatre's Halloween celebration. I'm currently scripting a two-act two-hander to be performed in Cardiff in spring 2020 followed by a transfer to London and hopefully, a brief New York run. That's the…Continue
Posted on July 30, 2019 at 3:44
I'd never had doubts about which way to tell a story until this year. I always knew from the start whether something was going to be a novel, a stageplay, screenplay, or short (both story and film). I know that other people sometimes have a dilemma in choosing which format to tell their story but it's never been a problem for me.
This changed a few months ago (August? September?) when I woke up at stupid o'clock and wrote a short film in an hour and a quarter. Just like…Continue
Posted on November 18, 2011 at 3:43
I first heard of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in 2010 and liked the idea of committing to writing 50,000 words from November 1st right through to the 30th. So long as I had the research, characterisation etc. done by the first (which might actually have been cheating) it would've been easy enough to plod along through it.
Everything was ready, inspiration was sky high. Started out with a few thousand words on Day 1 just to kick off. A few hundred words on Day…Continue
Posted on November 17, 2011 at 7:19 — 1 Comment
Well the weeks are rolling by quickly and its about time we started attaching people to the project. We're drawing up a list of names for casting, being realistic about who we can afford within the budget. In the meantime we've found our director; the press release is going out today:
Posted on February 28, 2011 at 2:01
With almost a month to go before we start filming, here's an intro to the crowdfunding campaign for our short film The Final Punchline:
Posted on February 23, 2011 at 0:50
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The games mix theatre, visual arts, films, to provide an experience that is immersive, fun and theatrical.
The games might be theatrical (talking to characters to follow clues), they might be technical (following a map described through mp3 and making a video of your journey). They might be negotiating and cognitive games like moving a lounge-set without being seen by guards between Bute Park to Queen St! Sandpit is an evening where different people come together to try out new games that are in development and play games they enjoy. It's about seeing how games or these 'immersive experiences' can mix with theatre/film/visuals to create performances where the participants or players are also the audience. Maybe the best way to find out about it is to come along? We will be holding this Sandpit in July with the aim to develop games/artists/makers between then and a second Sandpit in September, which will feature games and experiences developed by Welsh-based people. It sounded like your kind of thing from your interests and experience in film/tv and you sound like the sort of visual person we would love to have with us x